America’s Army 3 Game Download
Free download America’s Army game for PC. It, also known as AA or America’s Army Game Project, is the name of a computer/video game franchise and other media developed by the United States Army and released as a global public relations initiative to help with recruitment. America’s Army was conceived by Colonel Casey Wardynski when he was at the U.S. Army’s Office of Economic and Manpower Analysis at the United States Military Academy. Wardynski envisioned “using computer game technology to provide the public a virtual Soldier experience that was engaging, informative and entertaining.” The Windows version 1.0, subtitled Recon, was first released on July 4, 2002. As of January 2014, there have been over 41 versions and updates released, including updates to America’s Army: Proving Grounds which was released in August 2013. All versions have been developed on the Unreal Engine. The game is financed by the U.S. government and distributed by free download.
America’s Army has “grown in ways its originators couldn’t have imagined”. Dozens of government training and simulation applications using the America’s Army platform have been developed to train and educate U.S. Army soldiers. America’s Army has also been used to deliver virtual soldiering experiences to participants at events, such as air shows, amusement parks, and sporting events around the country. The America’s Army series has also been expanded to include versions for Xbox and Xbox 360, arcade, and mobile applications published through licensing arrangements.
America’s Army is the first well-known overt use of computer gaming for political aims. Chris Chambers, the former deputy director of development for America’s Army, admits it is a recruitment tool, and Chris Morris of CNN/Money states that “the Army readily admits is a propaganda device.” The game, considered by the U.S. Army to be a “cost-effective recruitment tool,” aims to become part of youth culture’s “consideration set” as confirmed by Army Deputy Chief of Personnel Timothy Maude in testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee.
America’s Army and its official webpage contain links to the “Go Army” recruitment website, another recruiting tool that, according to the Army Subcommittee Testimony from February 2000, has a higher chance of recruiting than “any other method of contact.” Guiding American players to the website is a major goal of the game and it was confirmed that twenty-eight percent of all visitors of America’s Army’s webpage click through to this recruitment site.
According to Colonel Wardynski, the game generated interest from other U.S. government agencies including the Secret Service resulting in the development of a training version for internal government use only.